Soviet Cruise Missile Submarines of the Cold War

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Soviet Cruise Missile Submarines of the Cold War

Description

The Soviet Union's cruise missile submarines from the modified Whiskey, to the Oscar II classes were among the most formidable vessels of the Cold War. They were initially designed to carry land attack nuclear-tipped cruise missiles designed to strike targets on the eastern coast of the United States. By the late 1960s, however, submarine-launched ballistic missiles made the nuclear land-attack mission unnecessary, so existing classes were converted to the 'carrier killer' role, armed with anti-ship cruise missiles designed to destroy US super-carriers and other important naval targets.

This fully illustrated study examines these powerful machines that were some of the largest and fastest submarines ever built. If war had broken out, they would have been at the forefront of the Soviet Navy's campaign to destroy NATO's sea power and cut America's sea link with Europe.

Table of Contents

Introduction /Project 613 missile variants (Whiskey single cylinder, double cylinder, long-bin) /Project 659 (Echo I class) /Project 675 (Echo II class) /Project 651 (Juliett class) /Project 661 (Papa class) /Project 670A (Charlie I class) /Project 670M (Charlie II class) /Project 949 (Oscar I class) /Project 949A (Oscar II class) /Operational service

Product details

Published Jul 26 2018
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781472825018
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 260
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Edward Hampshire

Edward Hampshire is a historian at the Naval Histo…

Illustrator

Adam Tooby

Adam Tooby is an internationally renowned digital…

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